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24th Virginia Infantry - Killed at Drewry's Bluff

Item CON-6424
October 19, 1863 Joseph P. Jones
Price: $275.00

Description

Original Civil War Confederate soldier's letter. Two pages written in period ink.


Camp 24th Regiment VA Infantry
Taylorsville Station
October 19, 1863

Dear Sister,
I avail myself with the pleasant task this morning to let you hear from me. I received yours and Shug letters the 16th instant and was happy to hear from you all. I received the articles you sent me by Captain Barrow with thankfulness true. The nice mellow apple that mother sent was very good and I am indeed sorry that I have nothing to send in return but my best love. The hat you sent is rather too large but that is very easy remedied. I am pleased to hear that Charles is still at home and wish he could remain there. In my last letter home, I wrote that I thought that we would soon go back to Richmond but it is very uncertain. The regiments are erecting winter quarters. Great many finished and moved in. Times are very quiet in camp. The weather is exceedingly warm. The intelligence from Lee’s Army this morning state that he has driven the Yankees back to their fortifications from Manassas and Centreville. There has been some very heavy skirmishing with him and Meade but no general engagement up to this time. Future developments will prove all things. You must excuse my hurried and desultory letter this time as we have just moved and I have nothing of much note to write. Captain Barrow informed me that he took dinner with you all at meeting. Said all the gals looked well. I want you all to send me by the first good opportunity some butter and any other you have. Trent Davis will be at home sometime this winter. Write Soon.

You devoted Brother J. P. Jones
Company H, 24th Regiment